A major event is being held this Saturday (August 3) to raise awareness of the services and support available locally for those affected in some way by learning disability, whether as an individual or as a parent/carer.
The event is being hosted by FACET at their premises at the Marwick Centre, 21 Marwick Road, March, from 11am to 3pm. There will be stalls with service providers and support organisations on-hand to provide information about the types of services available, including Adult Placement, Fenland Carers, Community Nursing, FACET and a range of other service providers of varying types.
Staff from Huntingdon Regional College will also be on hand to discuss potential recruitment either for September 2013 or September 2014 for the BTEC courses in vocational studies which they have on offer at FACET’s premises in March for young people aged 16 to 25. People attending the event will also be able to sign up for a number of presentations which will give more detailed information on the various services available. There will also be the opportunity for one-to-one discussions if required.
In addition, Claire Bailey from the County Council’s Learning Disability Partnership, will be on-hand to talk people through the progress made by the Locality Network for the Fenland Area. The Network brings together everyone who has any kind of involvement in providing and improving services for local people with learning disabilities; so much progress has been made over the last 18 months and the group would like to broaden representation at the bi-monthly meetings and would especially like to gain new members who are also parents and carers.
Refreshments will be available throughout the day and at noon there will be a performance by FACET’s Music and Movement team to show the progress they have made since these sessions were first introduced about six months ago, which have proved immensely popular.